Bowel cancer drug funding in danger

As many as 6,500 bowel cancer patients could be denied access to life-extending drugs when a cash pot to pay for them ceases to exist at the end of the year, a charity has warned.
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BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has opened up about her bowel cancer diagnosis. Giving an update on her prognosis, the star also shared her initial symptoms.
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BOWEL cancer can have a number of signs, and in some cases people will have a bowel obstruction, which occurs when the cancer stops digestive waste passing through the bowel.
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Conclusions: In this nationwide cohort study, GBD was associated with an increased risk of small bowel cancer. The excess risk of small bowel adenocarcinoma was mainly seen during the first years of follow-up while small bowel carcinoid risk peaked 11–16 years after GBD diagnosis.
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DISCUSSION: This efficacy trial will provide initial trial evidence of the utility of an SMS narrative intervention to increase participation in the NBCSP. The results will inform decisions about the need for and design of a larger, multi-state trial of this SMS intervention to determine its cost-effectiveness and future implementation.TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12620001020976 . Registered on 17 October 2020.PMID:35022080 | DOI:10.1186/s13063-021-05877-3
Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
B12 deficiency may come about following surgery to address a number of bowel conditions, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or bowel cancer. Here are the warning signs.
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Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2021 Dec 1:S1533-0028(21)00129-8. doi: 10.1016/j.clcc.2021.11.006. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Small bowel cancers are rare gastrointestinal malignancies and tumor location impact on outcomes is unclear.MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on stage I to IV small bowel cancer cases from 2000 to 2017 in British Columbia, Canada. Baseline patient characteristics, disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were evaluated by tumor location and systemic therapy use patterns were summarized.RESULTS: Of 340 patients included, primary tumor distribution was: duo...
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BOWEL CANCER is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, according to Cancer Research UK. How can changes to your diet reduce your risk of bowel cancer?
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BOWEL cancer cases surmount 34,000 each year in the UK, with many more probably undiagnosed. Usually affecting people over the age of 45, what are the warning signs?
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CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrates variability in the MDT management of colorectal cancer during the initial COVID-19 lockdown, incorporating adaptive patient behaviour and initially limited data on oncological safety profiles leading to challenging decision-making.PMID:34941446 | DOI:10.1308/rcsann.2021.0261
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TENS of thousands of lives are lost every year to cancer in the UK, despite ongoing efforts to diagnose and treat it. Although cancer can strike anyone at any moment, specific lifestyle decisions have been shown to influence the risk. A recent study published in the journal Gut has linked a hugely popular beverage to a "doubling" risk of bowel cancer.
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